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removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Adware – a potentially unwanted program that interrupts users' browsing sessions by redirecting users to unknown domains adware program is a potentially unwanted application[1] that can enter your computer system due to a careless installation of freeware and then display aggressive ads while you are browsing the Internet. In addition, some computer users have also warned the Internet community that the virus is using links that seem to be from Facebook.[2] However, we can assure you that this domain name has nothing to do with the mentioned companies.

The presence of on your browser, however, might indicate an infection of a potentially unwanted program, so its main goal is to produce annoying advertisements that redirect potential victims to sponsored sites. Failing to get rid of the ad-supported application helps it continue its rogue activities. To get rid of annoying ads and other unwanted activities, you will have to detect and terminate the adware app from your computer. Similarly to R.eablink, the cause of is a browser-based infection that can be terminated by resetting Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or another browser.

Type Adware, potentially unwanted program
Related R.eablink
AV detection URL:Phishing
Infiltration Users start experiencing suspicious browser behavior after they unintentionally install adware or another PUP on their system via software bundles or when tricked by a deceptive online ad
Symptoms Users might start experiencing redirects to unknown websites that sometimes might be dangerous. Also, they might spot an increased amount of ads on all websites visited, and the web browsing operation might be slowed down
Termination To eliminate a potentially unwanted program, you need to find it first – it might be a browser extension or a standalone application. Refer to our step-by-step removal guide below for more details
System optimization & recovery Adware might leave certain system files changed or damaged (for example, Windows registry files). To avoid system crashes and other infection aftermaths, scan your machine with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego can enter the computer system by using stealth techniques such as bundling or by using deceptive hyperlinks on ad-filled sites. Furthermore, once installed, the potentially unwanted application can start showing the following symptoms:

  • frequent redirects to dubious content;
  • an increased amount of ads;
  • browser changes (e.g. homepage, new tab URL, etc.);
  • slow operation of the browser.

If you have been lately experiencing one or more of these signs, there is a high risk that an adware application has been performing rogue activities on your computer. If you see advertising posts that relate to, you can be a hundred percent sure that this is the potentially unwanted program that has been bothering you. To avoid unwanted advertisements in the future, you can employ ad-blocking applications that would prevent specific components from loading (in this case, advertisement banners and similar ads).

You should get rid of virus from the system and web browsers if you want to restore the computer to its original state. To achieve that quicker, you can use a PC repair tool Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. Nevertheless, you should first identify the PUP and remove it – you can use anti-malware program or refer to our manual guide below. Note that removal can be very simple if you choose to do it by using reliable security software. 

Furthermore, another important reason to remove is data collection. Adware programs are capable of gathering browsing-related information. Developers can see all websites you have been visiting, bookmarks that you have saved, mostly liked content and clicked links, also, even computers' IP address. PUP - adware which provides numerous annoying ads that often intrude the victim's browsing sessions.

Adware apps are distributed via bundling

According to cybersecurity experts from,[3] adware programs are very likely to enter the computer unnoticed. These PUPs use stealth techniques to trick users into installing them inadvertently. Adware can come in these ways:

  • unprotected websites;
  • secondary downloading sources;
  • with regular freeware.

These distribution sources are the most popular ones among adware developers. If you want to avoid secret installation, make sure you always choose the Custom/Advanced mode while downloading various content from the Internet. Moreover, avoid clicking on suspicious links as a potentially unwanted application can be hidden there. Last but not least, install reliable anti-malware protection to keep the PC system protected 24/7 from various intruders.

Remove virus from your computer

To remove virus from the computer system, you will need to take some actions on your own or rely on anti-malware programs. If you decide to use the manual technique for adware elimination, note that you need to remove each adware-related browser extension,[4] plug-in, and an add-on from web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, or Safari.

However, performing the removal automatically is a wiser option for a less-experienced user. These programs are capable of successfully and safely removing similar cyber threats. Remember that a vital step in the termination of the PUP is the reset of all installed browsers; otherwise, the unwanted activities might return due to unwanted browser extensions.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove, follow these steps:

Get rid of from Windows systems

If adware has appeared on your Windows computer, use these instructions to eliminate the PUP safely:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall and related programs
    Here, look for or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Uninstall from Internet Explorer (IE)

Clean the Internet Explorer web browser from all adware-related content by performing this guide:

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

If Firefox got hijacked, reverse all changes by using these instructions:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase from Google Chrome

Refresh your Google Chrome web browser by following these below-given steps:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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